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Posted on:2/2/08 1:52 PM
Last Updated:2/2/08 1:52 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Lucy in Virginia said... (2/7/08 12:09 PM) Reply
Very elegant dress, in spite of the sleeve issues you had. Wonderful job. If you are not short-waisted and you like the style, you might try making a shrug to go with it. That would help on those cold winter days.
edupraz said... (2/4/08 12:14 PM) Reply
Pretty dress! I think you could wear it as a jumper since it's sleeveless, with maybe a long-sleeved turtleneck underneath?
lilyofthevalley said... (2/3/08 7:12 PM) Reply
This dress looks fabulous on you! And yes, lining will eliminate those facings you don't like. The Connie Long book recommende by Nancywin is a good one. -Lily
Heatherrique said... (2/3/08 1:19 PM) Reply
Alluring and lovely dress!
Huldra said... (2/3/08 1:12 PM) Reply
There is no such thing as too much brown! Anyway, you can wear it with a cardigan, or over a turtleneck and you have a winter dress.
barb111 said... (2/3/08 6:25 AM) Reply
The dress looks great ! The fabric choice brings out the dress good job I agree with up about the facings.
Nancywin said... (2/3/08 1:18 AM) Reply
Your dress looks great. I love it. If you can get a copy of Connie Longs "Easy Guide to Linings" it is a great resource that tells you how to line things that do not come with a lining pattern.
emo said... (2/2/08 3:38 PM) Reply
The turtleneck is not a bad idea -- more like a jumper then -- I'll have to try that!
Marji said... (2/2/08 3:03 PM) Reply
It's lovely. This is on my short list of dresses to make yet for this winter, and I really appreciate your review. Maybe you could wear a turtleneck under it for warmth?
CynthiaSue said... (2/2/08 2:54 PM) Reply
hot! love the brown wool like fabric!
Riordan said... (2/2/08 2:53 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress! (I was thinking last night that I needed to make a "little brown dress"--now I know that I will!)
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